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Reorienting the Manchus
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Making extensive use of Chinese, Japanese, Manchu, and Western sources, the author adopts a historical multifaceted approach to explore the various forces - geography, economics, frontier contacts, political and social institutions; language, literature and art; religion and Confucianism - that made possible the Manchu adoption of Chinese ways of life.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Qing Reign Periods
  2. pp. ix-10
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  1. List of Heavenly Stems and Earthly Branches
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Illustrations and Translated Poems
  2. pp. xiii-14
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  1. List of Maps and Tables
  2. pp. xv-16
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  1. Explanatory Note
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xxi-xxiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-30
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  1. Chapter I. The Ancestry and Ethnic Composition of the Manchus
  2. pp. 31-65
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  1. Chapter II. The Founding of the Qing Dynasty
  2. pp. 67-96
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  1. Chapter III. Economic Forces
  2. pp. 97-126
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  1. Chapter IV. Frontiersmen and Transfrontiersmen
  2. pp. 127-171
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  1. Chapter V. The Rise of Administrative and Legal Institutions
  2. pp. 173-203
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  1. Chapter VI. Transformation of Social Institutions
  2. pp. 205-229
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  1. Chapter VII. Manchu Language and Literature
  2. pp. 231-261
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  1. Chapter VIII. Architecture, Religion, and Confucianism
  2. pp. 263-294
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 295-311
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 313-324
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 325-361
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 363-374
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 375-376
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